Report Of Man With Gun On UTA Campus Proved False

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Report Man With Gun At UTA Campus.

ARLINGTON (CBS11) – Students ran in panic, hid, and locked themselves in classrooms at the University of Texas at Arlington Wednesday when a man dressed in camouflage and carrying a tripod was mistaken for a gunman. “You have campuses with large numbers of untrained students carrying weapons, you would probably be more likely to have accidents occur,” said Dr. But he hopes those students won’t treat a situation like this any differently, gun or not. “Still, the first reaction should be to take cover, to go inside a locked room if possible,” said Kerley. “Protocols will still be to take cover, immediately call authorities, and engage only if you absolutely have to.” (©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. Soon after, officials stated that the suspect was with police. “We responded to the location and began searching, made contact with that individual and he’s currently detained,” said Capt.

Finals schedules should continue as planned.” Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster, a UTA architecture professor, reports via Twitter that “students and arch faculty have been moved out of the building, now being swept.” There are reports the “gun” may have been something far more benign. According to a preliminary investigation, authorities believe that the man was recording a video for a school project, however, he does not seem to be a current student at the Arlington university. Again, per Lamster: “Guy in full camo with camo backpack and long shiny object. could have been a tripod.” Update at 10:48 a.m.: Per the latest Mav Alert, “UTA police are with the man spotted in the Architecture Building.

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